Summer Foraging Recipe: Elderberry-Blueberry Jam with Chia Seeds

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In the woodland valleys of Central California, Elderflower trees have been in bloom all spring with their prolific, lacy white blossoms.  I've enjoyed making Elderflower syrup, candied elderflowers and sweet Elderflower Tempura.  A few days ago, I noticed that some of the trees are starting to bear fruit -- diminutive, tart little berries, deep purplish-blue growing in heavy clusters.  

Inspired by a love of biscuits and jam, foraging, and adapted from a recipe from Simply Beyond Herbs, I whipped up a simple and delicious jam made from the foraged Elderberries, fresh blueberries and using chia seeds for a perfect jammy consistency.

Enjoy and Happy Foraging!
PrintWith ImageWithout Image Elderberry-Blueberry Chia JamYield: One half-pint jarAuthor: Jenn Erickson Prep time: 10 MCook time: 10 MTotal time: 20 M An easy and delicious sweet-tart jam to make from foraged Elderberries. Ingredients:1 1/2 cups elderberries, rinsedPinch of salt1 cup blueberries, rinsed2 Tablespoons Chia Seeds1/2 Tabl…

Lighten Up With Seasonal Treats ~ A Little Birdie Told Me No. 68

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Cooking with local, seasonal ingredients is a wonderful way to add variety to your plate.  Today I'm featuring three recipes that use produce that is in season in April & May.  Which season is your favorite for produce?

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Rhubarb
Rhubarb Frangipane Tart
from Culinary Adventures with Camilla


Berries
Frozen Yogurt Berries
from Bringing Beauty


Strawberries
Strawberry Sorbet
from Homegrown Beanes


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